ARTS & LEISURE

Romania, guest of honor at Goteborg Book Fair



The fair is organized on September 26-29, and it is the most important profile event in Scandinavia, the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) informs.
The press office of the ICR points out, in a press release remitted to Agerpres on Wednesday, that among the guests there are famous writers in Romania – Gabriela Adamesteanu, Mircea Cartarescu, Svetlana Carstean, Marius Chivu, Daniela Crasnaru, Mircea Dinescu, Dinu Flamand, Kanyadi Sandor, Dan Lungu, Ioana Nicolaie, Ioan Es. Pop, Varujan Vosganian, and prestigious authors from diaspora – Catalin Dorian Florescu, Dana Grigorcea, Norman Manea, Felicia Mihali, as well as a number of writers, translators, critics, publishers, academics and publicists well known in Sweden.
The program includes seminars on topics relevant to the Romanian literature and culture, designed to provide a conclusive image to the Swedish public. It includes a discussion dedicated to the short story as a literary genre (participants: Gabriela Adamesteanu, Dan Lungu, Daniela Crasnaru and Swedish writer Jens Liljestrand, literary critic and author of short stories), seminars dedicated to the novel (participants: Norman Manea, Agneta Pleijel, Varujan Vosganian Ola Larsmo, Mircea Cartarescu, Sara Danius, Ioana Nicolaie, Aase Berg, Madeleine Grive, Catalin Dorian Florescu, Klas-Goran Karlsson), a debate dedicated to the main literary movements and trends in the Romanian literature (participants: Gabriela Adamesteanu, Mircea Cartarescu, Norman Manea, Marius Chivu and Swedish editor and translator Jonas Ellerstrom).
Topics expected to be debated include the literature of the exile (participants: Jonas Ellerstrom, Catalin Dorian Florescu, Dana Grigorcea, Felicia Mihali) and the image of Roma in literature (participants: Catalin Dorian Florescu, Varujan Vosganian, Dezideriu Gergely, executive director of the European Roma Rights Centre, Budapest, Elisabeth Hjorth).
Romania is, for the second time in 2013, invited as the guest of honor to a prestigious international book fair after, in March, it enjoyed that status at the Salon du Livre in Paris.

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